Friday, November 09, 2007

history of houses in UK

Trace the history of your house - Times Online

Start by looking at the title deeds, which may contain details of past transactions. If you don’t have them, they may be held by your mortgage provider, solicitor or local library.

Apply to the Land Registry for a copy of the registration records of your house. These will exist only if your house has changed hands since compulsory registration was introduced:

1899 in London,

1979 in Scotland,

1990 in England and Wales,

2003 in Northern Ireland.

If your house is registered, you will receive details of sales, boundary plans, owners, mortgages and other historical information ( , , ).


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